One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Aboriginal camp in or near a town.‘an officer has re-engaged over 60 young Indigenous people with the education system, many of them from town camps’
- ‘She identified a glaring need for those kids living in town camps to have access to education in a setting away from the mainstream system.’
- ‘Denise was born here and grew up in one of the town camps.’
- ‘The majority of town camps have Arrente residents, many of whom are traditional owners or descendants of traditional owners of Alice Springs and its immediate surrounds.’
- ‘Currently, about 3500 people live in the town camps, about 2000 of them permanent residents.’
- ‘I am frustrated that after so long there has been no physical progress made to relieve conditions in the town camps.’
- ‘Many town camp residents have at some stage in their lives either been evicted by Territory Housing or abandoned their Territory Housing tenancy in the face of imminent eviction.’
- ‘Each town camp comprises a largely distinct Aboriginal community organized along language and kinship lines.’
- ‘Once worthless pieces of land on the fringes of Alice Springs, town camp communities today are valuable pieces of real estate, as the town has swollen around them.’
- ‘Today there are eighteen separate town camp communities throughout Alice Springs, with 204 houses.’
- ‘Without the town camps, homelessness in Alice Springs would be a real national emergency.’
- ‘The town council has no way of providing services inside town camps as they are private property.’
- ‘I expect that the men, women and children that live in the town camps are even more frustrated.’
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